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not be higher. the president headed back to washington where the voters decided he should stay for four more years. at his campaign headquarters in washington, he thanked staff and supporters. this, after a night of emotional celebration in his hometown of chicago. 20,000 turned out, sharing tears and hugs. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you have made me a better president. >> reporter: a passionate speech. >> michelle, i have never loved you more. >> reporter: mixed with a little bit of humor, aimed at his daughters. >> i am so proud of you guys, but i will say that for now, one dog is probably enough. >> reporter: the president has held almost 200 campaign events, logging thousands of miles on board air force one, the two candidates spending nearly $900 million, making this the most expensive campaign in history. it is the victory that at times seemed impossible. and sharply divided electorate. >> a toxic and disruptive debate here on capitol hill. >> reporter: mr. obama seemed to recognize the ren
of lottery going on in washington. they're playing with our money. we're going to find out shortly if two parties can agree on a way to keep this country from falling off what is referred to for good reason as a "fiscal cliff,". there were sporadic outbreaks of bipartisanship, no real compromise yet. but the issues are tough and will affect every single american before it is over. we'll take a closer look on how it could impact medicare in just a moment. first we want to begin with white house political director chuck todd, good evening. on where things stand at the negotiating table, good evening >> reporter: today, washington had the feel of a full-blown election campaign. there were props. there were gimmicks and heated political rhetoric from one end of pennsylvania avenue to the other, all over the so-called fiscal cliff. redeploying the campaign image, the president surrounded himself with what he called average middle class families, to ramp up the pressure on the republicans. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their taxes automatically go up at the begin
story is the fact that some very tough choices are coming, and it is the folks in washington who are going to decide for everyone. we have it all covered tonight, beginning with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, leaders in wall street and washington have been warning for weeks of a possibility of an economic downturn if they don't avert what we have been calling the fiscal cliff. and yet the consumers we have been talking about are not acting very worried. trying to capitalize on the strong holiday shopping season, the president warned that the economy will spiral downward if it is not addressed. >> i think it is a reason that retailers are so concerned. that congress has not yet extended the middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: the report also estimates that consumer spending could drop by $200 billion by 2013. 31st, there will be a massive fiscal cliff, of large spending cuts and tax increases. >> reporter: the federal reserve chairman coined that term last spring, restoration of 2% in payroll taxes, expiration of unemploy
washington has not pushed both sides hard enough. >> the peace process yielded by the united states has helped nothing for the palestinians. at the end of the day, this is about land. >> reporter: a major concern for israel is that the palestinians could now use their new status to press the united nations criminal court to press the occupiers in the territory. today, they are threatening to punish the palestinians by withholding u.s. aid, brian. >> andrea mitchell in our washington bureau tonight, thank you. >>> and then there was that lunch at the white house today, the president and mitt romney who arrived at a side door, walked in and sat down with the man who got the job he wanted so badly. kristen welker has more on the story. at the white house with more on the sit-down between two former rivals, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. this lunch was really more about optics than substance. and mostly, it was striking a tone of bipartisanship after a decisive campaign. formerly bitter rivals, mitt romney and president obama, hoping to show they have put past differ
the controversy of being swept up in this scandal. brian? >> andrea mitchell starting us off from washington tonight. andrea, thanks. >>> jill kelley's name has come up in connection with two of this nation's top commanders. more on her story tonight from nbc's kristen welker. >> mrs. kelley, how are you doing? >> reporter: jill kelley was well known in social circles around tampa, long before she became fodder for the tabloids of new york. she and her husband threw lavish parties at their ten-bedroom home that sold for $1.5 million in 2004. black tie, top notch catering, a couple about town. >> jill is always smiling, vivacious. >> reporter: aaron publishes tampa bay magazine that features fancy parties and ads for high end merchandise. the kelley's frequented its pages. >> there was always a bevy of people surrounding them. it seemed like no matter where they went, people enjoyed talking to them, being with them. >> reporter: and they were often seen hobnobbing with top military brass, including david petraeus, connections jill kelley made while volunteering to organize social events at ma
here at home, much of the focus here in washington remains on controversy on what happened in gaza. >> reporter: on "meet the press," firm denials on benghazi from a top democrat. >> was there a cover-up? do you believe that the president or anybody serving the president deliberately misled the true nature of this attack for political reasons? >> no. >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus left no doubt in his testimony on friday. he said all along that the attack was a terror attack. >> it was terror. that's the point. >> reporter: republicans continued their attack on u.n. ambassador susan rice and her account in the days following the attack that expressed her role in an anti-muslim video. >> the stories he told re-enforced a political narrative helpful to the president. she was the most politically compliant person they could find. i don't know what she told, but i know the stories she told were miss leading. >> it was one of the most unfair attacks i have ever seen in washington in 34 years, susan rice was using the unclassifies talking points that were provided by the
around the country were already working around the clock. this team came from washington state. >> it is overwhelming, people don't realize, they see their small area, they wonder why it takes so long to get their power back on, but the amount of devastation is just so widespread that it is crazy. >> reporter: just down the road in bay head, the duncan's home is in -- unlivable. the only way to save what is left is to fish out soggy insulation like many, they wonder when the crazy weather will finally end. >> i mean, it is just like a joke, no, it is too cold for the locusts. >> reporter: surprising resiliency, for people who face daunting recovery. the state of new york put an estimated price tag on this double hit from sandy and the nor'easter at $33 billion. but of course what people really want to know, brian, when will they get their power back >>> thank you, stephanie, this storm added more misery to the folks on staten island, long described as the city's forgotten borough. ann curry went there after the lives were shattered. this week, she went back to check with the pe
reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions tonight on why the fbi did not tell the president or the intelligence leaders about the involvement of petraeus's acknowledged mistress for months, even on new allegations on how it began. we learned today on what was in the e-mails to jill kelley, the family friend whose call for help to the fbi kicked off the investigation. nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff. the e-mails accuse her of associating with the general in tampa, but they had accesses on the comings and goings of david petraeus, news that somebody had high access to information. her brother says she is a victim >> my sister, number one is a mother, she has three kids and is very dedicated to the kids. number two, she is a wife and has been extremely dedicated to her husband. >> reporter: who would have access to the classified schedule? the fbi says that the trail led to the biographer, paula broadwell, seen here on a mission in 2010, in afghanistan a milit
day when so many people start to head back home. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> this night after thanksgiving is just another night of cold, dark, and curfews for so many people along the coast recovering from the monster storm named sandy. life is still standing still for people from the jersey shore, north through new york and beyond. just tonight, new jersey governor chris christie announced the preliminary estimate of damage in his state alone? $29 billion before it is all over. one of the landmarks that was ripped apart was seaside in new jersey, where the boardwalk was a summertime attraction for millions. pictures of the roller coaster relocated in the ocean have been shown around the world. and now local officials there are considering for now leaving it right where it sits as a tourist attraction, anything to bring the visitors back. >>> and there is a reason to celebrate for some hardest hit. breezy point in new york, where 111 homes were lost. this couple were busy planning their wedding set for the day when the storm hit last month. their house was flooded. the
chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in washington. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. susan rice, by all accounts, the president's top choice to replace hillary clinton, had hoped to mend fences on capitol hill. it didn't turn out that way. the u.n. ambassador hasn't even been nominated to be secretary of state. but today she volunteered for a grilling in the senate. her critics were not satisfied. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> the bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before. >> reporter: rice acknowledged today she was wrong on a key fact, when she went on five morning programs and said benghazi was a copycat attack. >> what happened in benghazi was initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: a
's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole thing. a probe into some harassing e-mails allegedly sent by petraeus's biography, paula broadwell. tonight nbc has learned who the fbi believes was on the receiving end of those e-mails. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker has been working the story. she joins us now with the latest developments. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. according to multiple government officials, the woman who made the initial complaint to the fbi is a close family friend of general petraeus, and there is no indication of anything more. now, the details are still murky, and lawmakers are demanding more answers. ♪ >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biography. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund-raising in tampa, is married, she and her husband
't confident that washington can go its basic job. he says people like me just aren't hiring. kate. >>> mike viqueira at the white house. senator john mccain softened his tone after vowing to block the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be hillary clinton's successor. he argued that rice damaged her credibility when she said the attack was a spontaneous protest to an anti-muslim video not a planned terror attack. today mccain was asked if he might change his mind about ambassador rice. >> i give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took. i'll be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her. >>> still ahead, sick and tired of being bullied on the road. how cyclists are taking matters into their own hands. >>> later, mick, heath and the stones still rolling after half a century on top. [ male announcer ] are you considering a new medicare plan? then you may be looking for help in choosing the right plan for your needs. so don't wait. call now. whatever your health coverage needs, unitedhealthcare can help you find the right plan.
petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they warned the general to stay ay from her, that she could ruin them, e-mails that were forwarded to her on the account she shares with her husband, scott, thinking she sent it at a joke kelley said she told general allen she had not sent the e-mail but was concerned she was stalked or she never realized the impact the e-mails would have. the people close to the kelleys say jill kelley never had an affair with general allen, and the pentagon has found no evidence to the contrary, but sources say there is enough evidence to warrant an investigation. she turned over all the e-mails, including to general allen, never recognizing the impact they would have kelleys say jill kelley never had an affair with general allen, the sources say she never had an affair, but the sources say the e-mails had enough of an appropriate situation to wa
because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they said stay away from her, sources close to kelley said she told general allen she had not sent the e-mail but was concerned she was stalked or electronically hacked, referring to a meeting that she and general allen meeting they scheduled. sources say they received four different e-mails, telling jill, she is up to no good, asking her, do you know what your wife is doing when she has different with general petraeus? she never realized the impact the e-mails would have. the people close to the kelleys say jill kelley never had an affair with general allen, and the pentagon has found no evidence to the contrary, but sources say there is enough evidence to warrant an investigation. >> general allen is doing an excellent job leading the forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces
washington, and billions in aid. like egypt, they are from the muslim brotherhood, they are trying to channel the power that toppled arab strongmen to topple israel. there were demonstrations today supporting gaza, in yemen, lebanon, turkey and egypt. also different today, hamas has more weapons, including tanks, some are from iran. others taken from egypt, libya, after the fall of moammar gadhafi. this is a big gamble for hamas, and many are paying with their lives. most are off the streets, we can hear the air raid drones, the israel inkurgs could risk inflming the entire region. >> all right, richard engel in gaza tonight. one more thing, look at how social media has come into play. the israeli army is posting real time warnings when missiles are in the air, heading their way. hamas is also using twitter, but in this case, showing the rocket, sorry, we have been humiliated. >>> in this country, david petraeus snuck in and out of capitol hill today like a star witness at a hearing, which in fact, he was. the former four-star general, former cia director until a week ago tonight was hidden f
over to snow possibly as far south as washington, d.c., some of the models actually putting out six to 12 inches. so worse case scenario, we're talking about adding to the power outage woes, the best case scenario, we're talking about prolonging the power to over a million people. >> we can't even imagine, we'll stay in close touch with you, jim, thank you. >>> update next after a break, and making a difference after sandy, tonight, some extraordinary acts of kindness and generosity. t t the st>>> as we have seen durin suffering here in new york, sometimes all it takes is one person with a good idea and a good heart to make a lot of lives better and make a difference. we get one man's story tonight from nbc's ann thompson. >> you got to make sure about that bread for tomorrow. today, he is delivering hope >> reporter: 264 packages of cookies and 500 loaves of bread, from his bakery, he heads to the peninsula, his childhood playground devastated by sandy. in line at the houses are those without heat and food. what does the bread mean to you? >> a lot, a lot for the kids, a lot. >> re
, at the supreme court in washington, thank you. >>> when we continue along the way on a friday evening, frustration, and now real outrage with power still out for hundreds of thousands of people, 11 days after the big east coast storm. >>> a brief look at recovery in the harbor where the statue of liberty was re-lit after hurricane sandy hit days ago. they had to improvise this after the lighting was crippled. but think of this, after the power was out, that is the only amount of light around for hundreds of thousands of people there is still no electricity for thousands almost two weeks after sandy hit. for some, patience has turned to meltdown, nbc's stephanie gosk has more. on the power struggle tonight, good evening >> reporter: good evening, brian, well, the people who live on this street say the long island power company, lipa, showed up immediately to work on the downed power lines but have not been back since. and some say they could be in the dark until thanksgiving. >> we need relief. >> reporter: 11 days after the lights went out in oceanside, long island, residents are angr
seen together at a dinner in washington on october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi there is no indication that petraeus used classified material. but the investigation is continuing, this is new information coming out about frederick humphries, the fbi agent that led the investigation. that led to petraeus's resignation. he is a 16-year veteran, he played a major role in stopping the plot to blow up l.a.x. humphries got to know jill kelley in tampa, and she turned to him when she received anonymous e-mails last spring, the e-mails they found alarming. today, the fbi agent explained the shirtless picture he had sent jill kelley, saying it was a joke he was posing with target dummies after s.w.a.t. practice. it was humphries that told david reichert about an old friend, he alerted him almost two weeks before the president was told. >> the information sent to me sounded as if there was a potential for a national security vulnerability. >> reporter: today, eric holder was asked why he didn't tell the president sooner. >> we follow the facts, we do not share outside the
costello, nbc news, washington. >>> when we come back tonight, the news today about early risers and late sleepers. cents nice scrutinize scruti >>> these pictures were captured by nasa, scientists say from the look of things, the planet earth got very lucky this weekend. they say this amounted to a tsunami on the surface of the sun a few days back. waves of radiation larger than our earth was wide. but luckily it was aimed away from us and thus, wouldn't disrupt communications. scientists fear a large enough solar storm in the next year or two could cripple the power grid on earth. >>> and now, this happened off australia, a water spout, a big one for 15 minutes, never damaged anything on land. a water spout, going on for 15 minutes it was part of a storm system large enough to cause 24,000 recorded lightning strikes on the ground. >>> and there is some intriguing research out there tonight, having to do with whether you're a morning person or night owl. this study says it could be a predictor of the time of day you die, due to the power of your internal rhythms, they say people who wake
, nbc news washington. >>> up next here tonight, an apology that took more than half a century. >>> you know, the old expression riding high in april? the rest of the lyric may be pumping your own gas in november. mitt romney had a campaign plane, secret service detail and motorcades just weeks ago. he was spotted pumping his own gas in california today. looking unlike the man we saw on the campaign trail. he later showed up at disneyland. earlier in the week, he took his wife ann to the twilight movie, later to sammy's pizza. a local place. on the up side he has his life and family life back, after most of six years spent pursuing the presidency. >>> those looking to rent a car at the last minute as part of thanksgiving travels could be out of luck in parts of the country hit by sandy. the storm destroyed a lot of rental cars. to say nothing of family cars, buses, police cars, fire trucks. the rental companies say the shortage is in the thousands. >>> just about every obituary you will read about former senator warren rudman will contain the word feisty. that's for good reason. he pref
are now off to live at george washington's estate, mt. vernon. >> still ahead as nightly news continues another annual tradition, the thanksgiving getaway. >>> and today of after a break, we'll see how things are going tonight on one of the busier days on the road. >>> and later, after the breaking point, some families wonder if it is worth it to keep fighting mother nature after hurricane sandy. tradition that millions are part of the holiday getaway, and if you're among the crowds who took a train, plane or automobile or if you're waiting for somebody on their way right now, you may know that this year has been slow going for a lot of people, nbc's ron mott has more on the massachusetts turnpike. >> reporter: hey, there, kate, good evening, pretty smooth sailing at this point. of course, tomorrow millions will gather around the thanksgiving table telling stories. and there are sure to be more than a few tales of woe as people recall just how tough it is to get there. in parts of america, getting a holiday move-on meant a lot of hurry up and wait. >> you try to brace yourself for how b
. as if this is not enough, how about changing the rain over to snow possibly as far south as washington, d.c., some of the models actually putting out six to 12 inches. so worse case scenario, we're talking about adding to the power outage woes, the best case scenario, we're talking about longing the power to over a million people. >> we can't even imagine, we'll stay in close touch with you, jim, thank you. >>> update next after a break, and making a difference after sandy, tonight, some extraordinary acts of kindness and generosity. follow the wings. questi? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. we have so much technology in our store to really show the customers what's going on with their bodies. now you can feel what happens as we raise your sleep number setting and allow the bed to contour to your individual shape. oh, wow. that feels really good. during our semi-annual sle
: a deliberate focus on bipartisanship. governor romney arguing he'll be able to break the gridlock in washington. >> i'll endeavor to find good democrats and good republicans who care more about the country than they do about politics. >> reporter: and an increased use of the teleprompter, aides say, to avoid exhaustion-induced mistakes. advisers are confident their argument has been made and heard. all that's left, they say, is driving their supporters to the polls. >> i need your vote, i need your work. walk with me. let's walk together. tomorrow is a new beginning. >> reporter: and brian, even at this late hour, romney advisers remain exceedingly confident they will win this election tomorrow. they dispute polls that show them trailing and cite strength of support among independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander starting us off with the romney campaign. and now over to the obama campaign, the president's final push also rode through ohio today. his final stop tonight in iowa, however. nbc's kristen welker with us tonight from des moines. kristen, good evening. >> reporter:
to greatly scale the law back. >> pete williams, at the supreme court in washington, thank you. >>> when we continue along the way on a friday evening, frustration, and now real o outrage with power still out for hundreds of thousands of people, 11 days after the big east coast storm. [ timers ringing ] [ male announcer ] it's that time of year. time for campbell's green bean casserole. you'll find the recipe at campbellskitchen.com. ♪ campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. to bring you a low-priced medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dollar... ♪ ...saving on your medicare prescriptions is easy. ♪ so you're free to focus on the things that really matter. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. or go to walmart.com for details. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. ther e's the sign to the bullpen.003. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! whoa! so why are you doing his? only your doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over t
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